Food and Beverage Agriculture


  • Wanted: More young people for an iconic US industry Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 1:10 PM ET
    A farmer drives a combine while harvesting soybeans on a farm in Fairfield County, Ohio.

    There are now six times more farmers 65 and older than there are farmers 34 and under. It's a concern, say experts.

  • Petroleum engineer continues farming tradition Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Petroleum engineer continues farming tradition

    Ryan Kirby is a 33-year-old former petroleum engineer who traded an office job in Houston for a 3,500 acre farm in Louisiana. While Kirby says there are programs to help newcomers to farming, he says the truth is that parents who farm need to make sure their children continue that tradition.

  • USDA's plan to draw folks back to farming Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Dept. of Agriculture's plan to draw folks back to farming

    U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack explains a new federal program to encourage young people to go into farming, and he's especially hopeful that returning military veterans will "reconnect to their roots."

  • Young farmer encourages youngsters Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    Young farmer encourages youngsters

    Jake Carter is a 34-year-old farmer outside Atlanta, GA, who is educating local children about the importance of agriculture, hoping this will encourage more young people to go into farming.

  • US government courts new farmers Friday, 11 Apr 2014 | 7:53 AM ET
    US government courts new farmers

    The USDA is announcing new funding to attract newcomers to farming, reports CNBC's Jane Wells.

  • Traders' best agriculture plays Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 12:35 PM ET
    Traders' best agriculture plays

    The FMHR traders discuss how to play agriculture stocks as demand comes back.

  • Bacon prices jump 10% after rash of baby pig deaths Wednesday, 9 Apr 2014 | 8:39 AM ET

    A new virus has killed millions of baby pigs in the U.S. in less than a year. The consequence? Bacon prices rising by more than ten percent.

  • Love the agriculture commodity story: Trader Tuesday, 1 Apr 2014 | 12:01 PM ET
    Love the agriculture commodity story: Trader

    April is traditionally a good month for stocks. The FMHR traders share their trade strategies as the bull market heads into the second quarter. Trader Josh Brown loves the agriculture trade..

  • How rising grocery prices change what we eat Friday, 28 Mar 2014 | 9:34 AM ET
    Alice Korey, right, serves dinner with her daughter, Elana, 10, who helped her cook, and her son Luke, 9, at their home in Katy, Texas, March 27, 2014.

    Overall prices for food we eat at home will rise by 2.5 to 3.5 percent this year, and shoppers are changing habits.

  • American farmers are mostly upbeat, except ... Wednesday, 26 Mar 2014 | 5:19 PM ET

    Agribusiness confidence remains mostly on the upswing, but producers are worried about the potential for falling prices.

  • Why margarita drinkers are seeing double Tuesday, 25 Mar 2014 | 1:46 PM ET

    Lime prices are surging, putting pressure on restaurants, bars and grocery stores.

  • Water fight pits California's cattle against China Monday, 24 Mar 2014 | 12:28 PM ET

    In southeastern California farmers have plenty of water to grow alfalfa hay for export, and this is pitting them against California's cattle industry.

  • Farming in America: 'There's a growing discontent' Sunday, 23 Mar 2014 | 11:00 AM ET
    A sign near an almond farm on February 25, 2014 in Turlock, California.

    National Farmer's Day is supposed to celebrate American farmers and their contributions. But some say agriculture is seeded with a myriad of problems.

  • California drought could drain $8B, spike prices Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 9:59 AM ET
    A dog hangs around an abandoned farmhouse on February 6, 2014 near Bakersfield, California. Now in its third straight year of unprecedented drought, California is experiencing its driest year on record, dating back 119 years and possible the worst in the past 500 years.

    California's drought may leave nearly a million acres of idle land this year because of a lack of water, a report said on Friday.

  • No water, no beer! MillerCoors' quest to save water Friday, 21 Mar 2014 | 8:49 AM ET
    A sign near one of MillerCoors' two owned-and-operated barley farms where the company is constantly testing new ways to improve water usage.

    MillerCoors has made water conservation one of its key priorities, from its breweries around the country to the farms that supply it.

  • New data will be key to gauging hog market bubble Monday, 17 Mar 2014 | 11:29 AM ET

    Fund managers and traders have chased hog prices to record highs on fear of a deadly pig virus. But a market reversal could be possible.

  • Feeling the protein pain Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 3:20 PM ET
    Feeling the protein pain

    The USDA is forecasting inflation for protein to more than double this year, reports CNBC's Courtney Reagan.

  • Farm bill: Bring on the hemp and sushi rice! Thursday, 13 Mar 2014 | 11:36 AM ET
    Rice harvest in Williams, Calif.

    The massive farm bill changes some sacred cow items like crop insurance and commodity subsidies but gives aid for crops out of the mainstream.

  • Yoma's foray into Myanmar Monday, 10 Mar 2014 | 7:47 PM ET
    Yoma's foray into Myanmar

    Serge Pun, Executive Chairman of Yoma Strategic Holdings, speaks to CNBC's Asia Squawk Box about the firm's expansion into the fields of education, agriculture and logistics in Myanmar.

  • El Niño's potential effects Thursday, 6 Mar 2014 | 2:22 PM ET
    El Niño's potential effects

    The Weather Channel's Bill Walsh discusses the potential impact of El Niño, if it develops, and the recent extreme weather volatility.